Open Platform Communications (OPC) Software
OPC software simplifies the communication between OS programs and industrial hardware devices. OPC software converts hardware communication protocols used by programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), protection devices (IEDs), metering devices, and other similar industrial devices into the OPC protocol and stores all the collected data in the OPC server.
Enilit OPC server software ensures a seamless, secure, and reliable flow of information among devices from multiple vendors and was created following global OPC standards.
Enilit OPC Server
In most industrial automation systems, the Enilit OPC server is connected to the SCADA system (OPC server client) where it sends data to, as well as industrial automation devices such as PLCs, RTUs, protection devices (IEDs), metering devices, where OPC server collects data from. OPC server software is being used when the SCADA system does not support the protocol conversion feature, or the functionality of the protocol conversion feature is limited, and the installed SCADA system cannot collect all the required information from industrial devices due to the low interoperability. Enilit OPC server can be a great cost-efficient solution for SCADA systems with limited protocol functionality.
OPC Server Connectivity and Supported Protocols
Enilit OPC server was developed to support industry most-widely used protocols what ensures that Enilit OPC server can collect data from almost all industrial automation devices that use industry-standard communication protocols and send converted data directly to OPC client software. For a more specific reference, Enilit OPC supports below-mentioned well-known protocols:
- IEC 61850 Client ed. 2;
- IEC 60870-5-101 Master/Slave;
- IEC 60870-5-103 Master;
- IEC 60870-5-104 Client/Server;
- DNP 3 Serial Master/Slave and TCP/IP Client/Server;
- Modbus Serial Master/Slave and TCP/IP Client/Server;
- SPA-Bus Master/Slave;
- RP-570 Master/Slave;
- ICP DCON Master/Slave;
- Other communication protocols upon request.
Redundant OPC Server
Enilit software allows to create two OPC servers that work redundantly. In case one OPC server would go offline, data from connected devices would still be collected and stored by redundant OPC server and send to OPC client (e.g. SCADA system).
Wide-Range of OPC Server Utilization Possibilities
Due to the increasingly expanding energy management and automation industry, the Enilit OPC server has a wide range of utilization possibilities. Enilit OPC server could be used for power plant automation systems, solar systems, oil platforms and wells, wind parks, hydro plants, substations, smart homes, etc.
Enilit OPC Server Features
Quick and easy server configuration even for the first-time users.
Online Server Configuration
All server configuration is done online, no reboot is needed for the new settings to take effect.
High-Level Cyber Security
Integrated security concepts that meet modern-day industry standards (data encryption, user authentication, signing, server protocol).
The server can store all the required information of your ever-expanding industrial devices network.
For maximum safety, the second OPC server can be created which will work redundantly with the main OPC server. In the case of the main server going offline, the second server will continue to collect and store all the important data.
Built to be integrated into existing Ethernet infrastructure.
User-Defined Branches and Tag Names
All branches and tags can be defined by the system administrator.
Data Calculation, Logic
Simple internal data processing.
No need for additional software, OPC server collects all the data from industrial devices and provides aggregated data to the end-user.
Easy and straightforward integration of new devices.
Vendor-independent and platform-neutral server operation allows to connect Enilit OPC server to devices from different vendors, and access server data whilst using different operating systems.
Fast and Reliable
A direct connection to all automation levels allows fast and reliable data transfer.